Philadelphia Eagles help out after gear stolen from youth football team

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A youth football league is back in the game, thanks to some big donations.

Someone recently stole $10,000 worth of equipment from Southwest Philadelphia's Wolves Youth Athletic Association.

The theft threatened to derail the team's season, but the Philadelphia Eagles and a city councilman have stepped in to help.

Wide receiver Nelson Agohlor and the team's cheerleaders walked into a pep rally for the team at the Nova Care Complex on Tuesday.

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Thieves steal $10,000 worth of equipment from youth football team as reported during Action News at 10 on August 20, 2018.

Eagles President Don Smolenski and Agohlor presented the team with $5,000.

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson added another $2,500.

The money will go toward their replacement fund.

If you would like to help, the organization is currently accepting donations to offset the loss.

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